Hi, Carol. What you have sounds just like the places that I get occasionally. I'm just trying to visualize based on your description. I've shown them to my rheumy and his explanation was that it's a form of acne caused by the prednisone. (It is certainly not like any acne I dealt with in high school.) Anyway, his recommendation was to try something topical like peroxide on them. I did and it did nothing. Just this past week, I had another place come up near my lower jaw. I picked at it a few days and I could tell it was the same old thing, and expected to have it around for at least a couple of weeks. Well, while shopping on Tuesday, I was looking over some facial cleaners, treatments, etc. I found a bar of Aveeno called "Clear Complexion, Cleansing Bar". I've only used this twice, and my place is already clearing up. It looked better the very next morning, but after another use now it's nearly gone. This bar makes your face feel soft and smooth too. It costs almost $3 for one bar, so I will ONLY be using it to wash my face with. I've always had a dry skin problem on my face too, but so far it is not a drying soap. As a matter of fact, it says it is soap-free, hypoallergenic, and noncomedogenic (does not block your pores). Just a suggestion. It sure worked fast for me! Hope you're feeling better too...vacation in getting closer! Let me know.
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen
SLE '06, Sjogren's '06, Traumatic Head Injury '94
Prednisone 10mg and tapering, Caltrate 1200mg, Multi-vitamin, Prevacid 30 mg, Actonel 35mg